Meet the Staff!

We would like to formally introduce you to all of our horses who take part in teaching and training us humans to ride and care for them!

Secret Pride Stables Equine Team:
Beginner Horses
Horse Information Description Lease/Sale
Urban Delight (Felisha)
Age: 32
Height: 15.1h
Color: Sorrel
Breed:AQHA
Gender:Mare
Felisha has been around longer than Secret Pride Stables itself! As my first horse and "teacher" she has been an important part of my riding career since she became mine in 1994. At age 32, Felisha is now retired and enjoys spending her days in company with her daughter June. Unavailable
Say the Obvious (Cash)

Age: 15
Height: 15h
Color: Chestnut
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Cash...everybody knows Cash! Named after the dollar sign on his forehead he is a farm favorite and a very special horse! Cash has been a Secret Pride resident since the age of three. His incredibly calm and patient dispostion enables him to teach beginners of all ages. Unavailable
Shiver me Tembers (Tember)

Age: 13
Height: 15.1h
Color: Dun
Breed: Grade
Gender: Gelding
Tember is loved by all! Tember steals the hearts of a lot of our students learning to canter and jump coureses. He enjoys showing in the hunter ring, dressage ring, and going to events! He was a PMU baby and certainly has an in your pocket personality! Unavailable
Saint Maverick (Maverick)

Age: 26
Height: 16.3h
Color: Fleabitten grey
Breed: TB
Gender: Gelding
HAPPY RETIREMENT MAVERICK! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US!!!!unavailable
Domino

Age: 10
Height: 14.3h
Color: Leopard Appaloosa
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: gelding
Domino is a gues here at SPS and is taking over Saint Mavericks job of teaching advanced beginners. We know he is a great addition to our SPS lesson horses and look forward to our future with him! unavailable
Novice Horses
Hersbrucker Hops (Katie)

Age: 11
Height: 17.1h
Color: Bay
Breed: Beglian/TB
Gender: Mare
Katie is a super sweet and talented mare. Katie loves to jump but is also a great all around horse for our novice rider! partial lease Available
Sweet Sugar Thistle (Avry)

Age: 15
Height: 15h
Color: Bay Paint
Breed: APHA
Gender: Gelding
Avry is our fancy painted horse. With one blue eye and one brown he catches a lot of attention and has quite the personality! Avry is great at teaching riders to canter and strengthens them as a rider! He is also a fun little dressage mount or to pop over some small fences. partial lease Available
Gamblers got a Stache (Gambler)

Age: 9
Height: 15.3h
Color: chestnut
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding
Gambler comes from a western background and is a nice all around horse! He is super stocky and has a very calm disposition! Gambler has some soundess issues and is only able to do light walk trot riding. If you would like to take it easy on a super awesome horse, here is your guy - our only western boy on the farm!
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partial lease available
Maggie Mae

Age: 8
Height: 15h
Color: strawberry roan appaloosa
Breed: Apaloosa
Gender: Mare
Super awesome mare just welcomed to our program. She is currently riding with novice riders walk trot and our intermediate riders are bringing along her cantering and jumping! Magiie would love to have her own special rider to show her this season! partial lease available
Intermediate 1 Horses
Juniper Breeze (June)

Age: 18
Height: 15.2h
Color: Fleabitten Grey
Breed: QH/Lipizzan
Gender:Mare
June (Felisha's daughter) was sired by a Lipizzan Stallion Favory II Materia I. June is ridden by our Intermediate 1 students and is a wonderful teacher both dressage and jumping concepts. She is also taking her knowledge outside of the ring and being introduced to some cross country! Full or Partial Lease Available
Higbee

Age: 21
Height: 17h
Color: bay
Breed: TB
Gender: Gelding
Higbee is new to our lesson program and we are very pleased to own such an awesome horse! Higbee is no stranger to the hunter ring as his previous owner was very involved in competing him. So far he seems to be enjoying it here with all the kids and farm animals keeping him entertained!
Partial Lease Available
Wiggle Room (MIA)

Age: 15
Height: 15.1h
Color: Chestnut
Breed: TB
Gender:Mare
MIA, great grand daughter of Secretariat, is coming along wonderfully at Secret Pride Stables and makes me proud every day! Ridden by our intermediate riders and maybe soon welcoming some novice students as well, she has learned so much since we got her a few years ago! She is an awesome mover and has unlimited potential with a natural knack for dressage and a lively energy for jumping! MIA will certainly be blossoming in the show ring this season!
Full or Partial Lease Available

SALE $1500
Puck

Age: 5
Height: 13.1h
Color: fleabitten grey
Breed: Welsh
Gender: gelding
Puck is a guest here at SPS and is a very nice little pony. At just age 5 he enjoys jumping and should make a nice addition to our intermediate lesson horses. Can't wait for this guy to grow with us! unavailable
Intermediate 2 & Level Up Horses
Dream Catcher (Harper)

Age: 11
Height:15h
Color: Leopard Appaloosa
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Harper is a super awesome mare who's personality is as loud as her color! Harper loves to jump and do dressage and is a great little event horse loaded with spots and good energy!
Partial lease available
The Real Deal (Vega)
Age: 13
Height 15.3h
Color: Black
Breed: TB
Gender: Gelding
Vega an OTTB (off the track Thoroughbred) stays busy working on dressage and hunters. Though not currently in the lesson program he certainly wins the hearts of some of our students! under contract

SALE $3500
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Witches Secret Brew (Salem)

Photo credit: Dianna Adkins Cockey

Age: 13
Height: 16.1h
Color: chestnut
Breed: TB
Gender: Mare
Salem is a beautiful unraced TB mare who is certainly an eye catcher. She came to us a suprise so we aren't very sure what the future has in store for her but she seems to have the potential to go in any direction!
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Secret Pride Stables Team Biographies:
Now that you've met our horses, here is some info on the people that you will find around the farm that are always willing to lend a hand!

Jacinda Farm owner and operator, Head Instructor/Trainer, Stable Manager Jacinda is the Head Instructor at Secret Pride Stables LLC. Since she first sat on a horse at the age of 10, she knew her life would forever revolve around horses. She had started this facility in 2004 with the goal of making an educational riding school for horse enthusiasts. She has over 16 years of experience in teaching riders of all ages from the ground up. She focuses on a balanced, centered seat and teaches methodically in improving the rider's knowledge and effectiveness to enhance the horse's way of going. Correct equitation equals successful riding in all disciplines and therefore, a successful performance from your horse. Her students excel in the dressage, hunter/jumper and eventing.
Mr. Joe Farm owner and maintenance/repairman and any other hat you need him to wear, he does it all! If it is broken, Mr. Joe can fix it! He does a wonderful job keeping our farm safe and maintained. Joe is also a wonderful Auto Mechanic so if you need your car tuned up during your lesson, he's your man!
Mollie Assistant Instructor
Specializes in Hunters!
Mollie is a local school teacher who has been riding for 18 years. She is a pony rider at heart but has experience riding everything! Mollie specializes in hunters and equitation. She has competed at local and rated shows with much success. She was also president of the equestrian team at two Universities and wants to share her knowledge with all types of riders!

Katie Assistant Instructor
Specializes in Eventing!
Katie has been riding since she was 10. During her youth of riding, Katie competed in many different disciplines with her mare Callie: from hunters and equitation to barrel racing and pole bending, to eventing and jumpers. Katie specializes in eventing and has been competing in the event world for 8 years. She has shown up through training level and has competed on many different horses. She has learned from different well known professionals in the event world and looks to spread her knowledge to our students. Katie also spent a year of her college career competing with the Salisbury University equestrian team, where she learned more about the equitation and hunter world.
Caitlin Assistant Instructor
We welcome Caitlin to our program this year as an instuctor.



~Forever Missed~

Gold Ensign - Premonition - "Remi"
March 3rd, 1999 - June 9th, 2011
I think she came into your life to inspire you on your path to do something greater...but she wasn't meant to be a part of it, just to show you the way.
~M.T~

Remi, you will be greatly missed, such a great spirit ~ You just needed more room to soar

I miss her soft face sloping down to her perfect little muzzle, her tall shoulder, her freckled body, her gentle eyes, her developing neck muscle, her short thick tail, her elegant frame when she was on the bit, her deep corners, her cute self waiting to be let out of her stall, her weaving, her love for all horses, her love for all people even though the ones she knew before us didn't know how to treat her, the silver in her mane, the bump in her hoof that finally grew out and got trimmed off, her whinnies and nickers, feeding her grain, watching her eat it and knowing how pleased she was to have it, her determination in getting her legs right at the canter, how good she looked in her dressage bridle, how much she loved us, feeding her treats, her soft lips, seeing her, and knowing she was just a walk through the barn yard away....~ J.P

Words can't fathom what I am feeling. I didn't say this at the funeral service cause I know it never be spoken without me breaking down. I still remember that day when I first met her. She was beaten up, tumbled around, and starved. She was worth the wait at midnight and coming home at 4 in the morning. After being a broodmare, nobody saw her potential but we did. Months later she was back on her feet looking beautiful. We had her riding beautifully as a dressage horse. She had potential to advance even with a bad knee. We had our good days and bad days riding her but eventually everybody who was around her forgave her in the end. We took her to WinAway for a dressage show and even though she made errors and was not top of the placements, we still loved her. Even I when I was suddenly placed rode her in the schooling show, loved her. She looked like a giraffe and acted like back to square one, she was still special. She made everyone laugh with her klutz personality. Even when she got out and flooded the barn. When I walked with her for the last time on her final night here on Earth, it was peace. She was allowed to visit her friends even Captain, Fairlane, Sallie Anne, Setter, and Vanille knew what was happening. In fact I bet the whole back barns horses knew. That following morning was the hardest things I ever experienced. She was not alone. Jacinda and I sat with her as she passed. Words cannot fathom what we felt when she left us. Today, I wore what I wore that day when I first met her. I hope I will meet her again when my time has come. Perhaps we could finish our goals. Horses are like us, they mourn and we grieve with them but eventually we have to put them back up on their hooves to move on. But we can't do that when we are still in the grieving process. It's our time to move on as soon it hits midnight tonight. Each and everyone of us will take our own time to move forward and still remember her. To my beautiful girl, I wish we had more time together with you. I love you and I miss you. Enjoy the bountiful green grass. And remember, don't eat too much you will get a belly ache.
"You know, everyone thought we found this broken down horse and fixed her up. But the truth is she fixed us. And in a way, we fixed each other too." ~ C.J.



Thank you for reading up on our beloved equines, they hope to see you soon!



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